The strongest snowfalls have fallen upon the district Altai of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region located in the northwest of China. In certain areas height of snow cover has exceeded one meter, having broken the hysterical record for November.
Because of heavy snowfalls which don’t stop more than 50 hours in a row local authorities have introduced a regime of the emergency response to natural disasters of the 4th level in the region. Snow-removing works are conducted in the round-the-clock mode. The local airport has suspended the work.
According to forecasts of meteorologists, on November 16-18 in some regions of Xinjiang blizzards and essential decrease in air temperature are expected.